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Robotic Packaging Cell

BSE JOB 1752

Robotic Packaging Process
Robotic Packaging Process

This system consists of a centrally located Fanuc M-10iA/12S 6-axes w/3-ph R-30iB Mate Haptic robot that continuously picks an array of bait sticks from transfer conveyors from pull extruders A and B. The bait sticks feed to the end of the existing conveyor line where they are cross-shuttled to the conveyors that feed and accumulate sticks on either side of the centrally located robot. As the sticks accumulate to around 10 or more they’re engaged by the robot EOAT. The EOAT consists of a high-flow vacuum plenum pick head where the vacuum is generated using the intake of a high-flow blower. The array of sticks on the EOAT are transferred and placed into the cartons.

The cartons are staged on the infeed conveyor in (2) rows which allows separation of product from extruders A and B. The case must be staged with the major flaps standing with the poly bag cuffed and taunt. Upon completion of the carton, the box is transferred to independent skate conveyors for manual labeling and palletizing.

This system allows sides A or B of the extruders to function independently or in tandem.

SYSTEM FEATURES AND COMPONENTS

  • Maintains a throughput rate of at least (30) sticks per minute per extruder
  • Heavy-duty structural steel base frame
  • (2) Stick cross shuttle mechanisms
  • (2) Stick feed conveyors w/position sensors
  • Fanuc M-10iA/12S 6-axes w/3-ph R-30iB Mate Haptic
  • EOAT vacuum plenum
  • Vacuum generation system w/valve control
  • Dual case infeed conveyor to allow (10) staged cases per lane
  • (2) Case hold and transfer mechanisms
  • (2) Gravity feed finished product accumulation conveyors
  • Safety guard enclosure with locking doors
  • Simple PLC w/HMI control packages
  • Engineering development
  • Assembly, debug, and testing